How then do you ensure you have the right event venue? A few ideas here below
Consider the number of guests. Every event venue in Chicago gives the number of guests that it can accommodate. You will need to pick a place that’s the right size. For example, Fulton market accommodates 300 guests, City winery 200 guests, Galleria marchetti 300 guests, First lady cruises 200, city view loft 150 guests. If the venue is too small, you will have a cramped wedding. If it’s too large, it will feel like some of your guests are missing. Thus, choose the right size.
What kind of a wedding venue do you want? Is it an art themed Chicago history Museum or a water based Chicago river view kind of wedding. Or is it the Lincoln Park that has a gazebo? Are you fascinated by the idea of an outdoor space? Most come with a beautiful skyline view as the backdrop of your special day? What about the Greenhouse loft in the Logan Square neighborhood that has a vintage feel? The choice is yours, get what you want!
Do you want an all seated or a cocktail hour kind of reception? Stan Mansion can accommodate 300 seated guests and 400 guests for a cocktail hour. It has a large dance floor with the main ball rooms dazzling with beautiful backdrops. Try to answer as many important questions about your wedding reception as possible.
Review the location. Your location is what depicts the mood of your wedding day. Together write down what you need to have in your wedding venue. For example, natural light , clear glass windows, a large dining room, a rooftop, a fire place, high ceilings, ceiling windows, stained glass, brick walls, chandeliers etc. Settle for the venue that fits or comes close to what you want.
Plan on the budget. Every venue in Chicago comes at a different rate. At the start of your wedding planning, choose only the venues that you can afford without having to take out a loan. Don’t include venues that are out of your budget range. This will only lead to wasting precious time and heartbreak when you realize you can’t afford it.